Lake Michigan Pelagic

Berrien County, MI
5 September 2015


Route:

 

Birds:

Species

1
(dock)

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Mallard 12 102 1                 48
Double-cr. Cormorant                     2  
Great Blue Heron     1                  
Green Heron 1                      
large shorebird sp.           7            
Bonaparte's Gull           2         3  
Ring-billed Gull 10 103 70 30 3 28 25 10 5 2 5 109
Herring Gull   18 35 40   46 35 90 60 15 11 40
Great Black-backed Gull   1 1 1         1      
Larus sp.         4 4            
Species 1
(dock)
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Black Tern       1       2     1  
Common Tern     2         2        
Sterna sp.           4            
Rock Pigeon                       4
Mourning Dove                       1
Chimney Swift     3 1       1        

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

  1 6                  
Belted Kingfisher                       1
Warbling Vireo 1                      
American Robin 1                      
Species 1
(dock)
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Gray Catbird 1                      
European Starling 18 1                    
Cedar Waxwing 2                      
warbler sp.         2              
sparrow sp.         1              
Northern Cardinal 1 1                    
Red-winged Blackbird 6                      
House Finch 4                      

 

Highlights:

Great Black-backed Gull, 1st cycle, with an oddly extensive tail band.


(photo by Geoff Williamson)

Great Black-backed Gull, adult.


(photo by Geoff Williamson)

Black Tern.


(photo by Geoff Williamson)

Remarks:

On the route map above, legs 1 and 2 are located at the same spot (leg 1 just at the dock, leg 2 leaving dock and ending at marker 3), and because of this marker 2 is hidden.

This outing was organized by Michigan Audubon Society and was aboard the Par-Te-Tyme, a 60 foot, double deck vessel operated by Captain Hook Charter/ Par-Te-Tyme Cruises. This boat accommodated nicely the 40 birders for this outing and provided a relatively stable platform for birding.

 


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